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Designs by SquirrelGirl aka Angela

In Memory of a Feline Friend

A friend of mine just lost his sweet kitty. He asked me to create a necklace that would incorporate the four stones he buried with him that had...
Components: Lapis, Aquamarine, Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz, Onyx, Pyrite, black leather cord, all from LB, 20 and 18G silver filled wire from my stash for my clasp, end coils and jumprings.


Outrageous Orchid

I really like using these tubes in wrap bracelets lately. I just got these crystal rondelles and they went perfectly with the ruby crazy lace...
Components: Ruby Crazy Lace Agate square and tubes, 6mm metallic gold raspberry crystal rondelles, 2mm red brown leather and One-G thread all from LB. Bronze flower button from Button Jones on Etsy.


Tube Wraps

I LOVE these long tube beads from LB and thought they might work in a leather bracelet. I really like how they worked out and how this feels on my...
Components: Leopardskin Jasper, pyrite, natural red brown leather cord, GG horse button, Crazy Lace Agate, natural brown leather cord, TierraCast Bali button, C-lon cord all from LB.


Into Mermaid Waters

I just got these gorgeous Czech glass beads from LB and had to make an ocean themed piece! I know this knotted design is nothing new, as I posted a...
Components: Czech beach glass picasso rondelles, Teal large hole pearl, Rustic Charms sterling silver link, TerraCast starfish, GreenGirl mermaid button, natural gray leather and gray C-lon cord all from LB.


Radiant orchid mix

I decided to make a go at Pantone's "radiant orchid" color of the year. But I only had a few beads in that color so I decided to incorporate a MIX...
Components: Lilac Impression Jasper oval and rounds, Rutilated Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Lilac jade from my stash. Silk string, Wisteria Czech glass, Lavender candy jade, Vintaj chain, butterfly and findings, lucite flower and metallic violet leather cord all from LB.


Surfing for Treasure

This one is inspired by the "Treasure Coast" of Florida. I so loved our time there and hope to return again. The cool blues and white remind me of...
Components: Natural leather cord, suede lace, Czech glass, SP chain, beads and wire, TierraCast charm and white agate nuggets all from LB. White and turquoise howlite, Amazonite, recycled glass and Danforth pewter button all from my stash.


Coral Bliss

I've been working with a lot of beachy colors lately. This one just came about because I wanted to use more earthy tones than the usual brights and...
Components: Feldspath nuggets, Czech glass, Toho seed beads, Vintaj chain and findings and Parawire for the clasp, all from LB. 8mm faceted coral and coral tubes, Swarovski pearls, glass pearls, recycled glass and gold spacers from my stash.


New take on White Sand Beach

I had a request for a 4 to 5 times wrap with a twist. She wanted to make my "white sand beach" bracelet into a wrap. The first section leather...
Components: African opal nuggets & 6mm rounds, chocolate shell pearls, 2mm antique brown leather cord, Vintaj peanut chain and Parawire, TierraCas brass Bali button all from LB. various pearls, seed beads, coconut, crystals, MOP and howlite from my stash.


Azure and Copper Wrap

Here's my latest peyote leather wrap, but this time I used the traditional clasp of a button through a leather loop for a more rustic look.

This...
Components: Toho Treasure seed beads, 2mm natural brown leather cord & TierraCast copper Bali button all from LB. Myiuki Delica seed beads, Swarovski crystals and blue impression jasper heishi's from my stash.


Leather Wrap with a Peyote Twist

I'm really enjoying making these peyote pieces, but I wanted to do something different to finish them. Since I love leather, I decided to try and...
Components: Myiuki Delica 11/0 seed beads, peach Swarovski bicones from my stash. Wisteria quartz/picasso faceted rondeles, natural brown leather cord and antique copper wire 20 and 18 gauge for the cord ends and clasp all from LB.


Golden Citrine and Serpentine for Mom

I made this for my Mom for Mother's Day. She likes delicate simple jewelry designs so I didn't want to go over the top but I wanted to make it...
Components: Pistachio freshwater pearls, serpentine rice and gold wire (22, 20, 18g) from LB. Faceted citrine, vintage gold Swarovski pearls and Czech glass swirl coin focal from my stash.


Wild and Free

I was so pleased to find this new GG button, literally minutes before I placed my LB order. It was a new addition that week and so, BONUS! I got...
Components: GG horse button, natural light brown 2mm leather cord from LB. CzechMates 2 hole 6mm square beads and matte metallic bronze 11/0 seed beads from my stash.


Slinky Peyote(s)

I finally got the correct beads to do this type of beadweaving. It was such a joy to have the pattern turn out perfectly aligned this time, Yea! I...
Components: Myiuki Delica 11/0 seed beads, Swarovski crystals, copper chain and clasp and black chain from my stash. Artistic wire black jump rings and 20g wire for handmade clasp from LB.


How does your garden grow?

All of the wildflowers are starting to bloom here so I'm inspired to make something "Springy". I'm stepping out of my comfort zone again with the...
Components: Vintaj brass Parawire, chain, headpins and charms, lucite flowers, hand dyed silk ribbon and Czech glass from LB. Pink peruvian opal, amazonite, prehnite, cherry quartz, honey jade, peach aventurine from my stash. Ceramic flower pendant from Walmart.


Fire and Water

I absolutely LOVE the Fire Agate square mix from LB! There are 3 stone sizes and each stone has such gorgeous markings. This one had a watery light...
Components: Fire Agate, Aquamarine, Bronzite, Dumortierite, freshwater pearls, Czech glass, Vintaj chain and bead caps, TierraCast spacers and Vinaj Parawire for handmade beaded chain. Everything from LB except the blue seed beads and ice blue Czech glass beads.


Goodies from Julie

Julie Shane was so kind to share some of her polymer clay pieces she made. I just love that they look like ceramic and have such pretty designs and...
Components: Handmade polymer clay pieces from Julie Shane, African Jade, Feldspath, web jasper Czech glass, Toho seed beads, 20 & 22 gauge wire (copper, Vintaj, SP).


Snow White

This was a request for all white stones in the style of my other wrap bracelets. I wasn't sure how that would look but I think it turned out pretty...
Components: Rainbow moonstone bricks and rounds, opal quartz, snow quartz faceted and smooth, Rock Crystal, silver plated beads and silver filled wire for the clasp and jump rings.


Where there's smoke there's fire

I've been on a stretch bracelet craze lately. Here is just a sampling of the many I've made.
Components: 1)garnet, smoky quartz, bronzite, Czech glass, brass 2)turquoise howlite, freshwater pearl, Czech glass, wing charm 3)Swarovski crystals, pearls, cherry quartz, TierraCast gold heart 4)aqua picasso rondelles, MOP beige and aqua, gold plated spacers and charm. Almost all of the components are from LB!


Cosmic Wrap

I saw a similar pendant the other day and I just loved the look so of course I had to give it a try! My first attempt was with gold craft wire...
Components: 20 gauge Artistic wire and titanium pyrite nugget from LB, gold craft wire and lampwork bead from my stash


Wrapped Rhyolite

I just love the rhyolite square and rectangle beads I got from LB. They have such gorgeous markings. This is mine that I wear all the time....
Components: Rhyolite, 2mm leather cord and Artistic Wire 18 & 20 gauge all from LB


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